Navigator maps — also known as GPS maps — are the ones that are on your car navigator and even your cell phone. And of course they’re up-to-date….right? Some sort of live feed from a satellite or something?
Did you know that the update process for these maps takes at least 2 years? That’s right, 2 years.The maps themselves are created by mapping providers such as NavTek and TeleAtlas. They’re pretty big companies, and they have a lot to do — after all, they’re trying to keep their mapping of the entire planet, in all of its detail, up-to-date. Naturally, they have to be very organized and efficient in how they do this.
So now you come along and tell them there’s a problem. Your little problem. A street missing here, or a defunct street there. They’ll politely and gratefully receive your request, and then feed it into their system.